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Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime (Kar-Ben Biographies) Paperback – September 1, 2011
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Hitler "had come to power in Germany and wanted to rule the rest of Europe." Strasbourg was evacuated by the French Government and Marcel and his older brother found a safe haven in Limoges, "a center of French Resistance." As a Jew, Marcel began to use his drawing skills to alter the identification cards of young people so they "would seem to be too young to be sent to labor camps." Marcel did a few alterations of his own and his last name became Marceau. He began to take children to the Swiss border in order to save him from the Nazis. His newly formed boy scout troops were on their way to a fictitious camp. Marcel had a new life smuggling children out of France, but was he ever going to be able to live his dream of becoming another Charlie Chaplin? Would he even survive the war?
This is an amazing story of the dangers Marcel Marceau had to face as a young man during WWII. Many people have heard the silence of Marcel, but have never heard the story of his struggles during the war. The story is one of bravery, struggle, and one of the heartwarming tale of his work in the French resistance.Read more ›
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Great kids book, but adults would like this too. I was looking for something more on his time helping children escape, but this will have to do.Published 8 months ago by C. Smith
This book arrived on time and in great condition. We are studying the circus and this is a great non-fiction entry for my age group.Published on January 19, 2013 by elaine shopper